Name: James Barnes
Program: Professional Part-time Evening MBA
Previous Education: Virginia Tech, BS Agriculture and Applied Economics
Jim graduated from Virginia Tech in 1998 with a degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics. After graduation he went to work at IBM working on the Lucent Strategic Outsourcing account developing for Global invoicing and pricing systems servicing eCommerce. In 2003 he moved to the software group within IBM and started working with WebSphere Portal supporting a number of clients including Home Depot, Lowes, USDA – Forest Service and Metlife. In 2011 he moved into working with WebSphere Commerce helping people setup their store fronts on the web. After leaving IBM in 2013 he worked for an IBM business partner implementing WebSphere Portal at John Deere, Pepsi, Prudential and Taco Bell. Jim is currently working for Pointsource , a digital strategy firm, as a Senior Digital Architect.